SOURCE: Tensilica


February 10, 2010 12:01 ET

mimoOn Joins Roster of Tensilica's Rapidly Expanding Xtensions Program for Fast LTE/4G Development

Tensilica's Open Platform Offers Robust Partner Network to Speed SOC Design Time-to-Market

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - Tensilica,® Inc. today announced that its ConnX Baseband Engine comes with the broad ecosystem support of Tensilica's Xtensions™ Partner Network, including the newest Xtensions member, mimoOn. (See separate press release). Tensilica's Xtensions Partner Program brings its LTE (Long Term Evolution) baseband handset and base station design customers a robust infrastructure of top-tier partners in SOC (system-on-chip) design-critical areas such as LTE physical layer software solutions, system level modeling, real time operating systems emulation, and design services.

"Tensilica has long realized that an open platform with a broad-reaching, comprehensive partner infrastructure is critical to help its customers' design teams get new products to market much more quickly," stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica's president and CEO. "For our LTE/4G design customers, we offer one of the largest partnerships in the industry, providing a full range of services and software support."

Tensilica's leading partners for customers of its newest product, the ConnX Baseband Engine (BBE16) for LTE/4G wireless handsets and base stations, include:

mimoOn: The LTE leader in end-to-end software implementation and system design on SDR platforms. (see separate release)

Blue Wonder Communications: Independent design house and licensor of LTE-IP and system solutions.

Synopsys: System modeling support at transaction level with Synopsys Innovator and pin level modeling support with VCS.

CoWare: System modeling of BBE16-based designs within Platform Architect.

Carbon Design Systems: BBE16 transaction level models for SoC Designer.

Mentor Graphics: Pin-level models for Mentor Questa.

Cadence Design: Pin-level models for Incisive Enterprise Simulator.

Express Logic: ThreadX real time operating system (RTOS) for BBE16.

Micrium: uC/OS II for BBE16.

Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division: Nucleus Plus for BBE16.

EVE: ZeBu emulation platforms for hardware assisted verification.

Tata Elxsi: Provider of 4G wireless solutions and Tensilica authorized design center.

Wipro: World's largest provider of engineering design services.

Hitachi I & C Engineering: Makers of LogicBench, a high capacity emulation platform for hardware/software co-design and co-verification.

P-Product: Tensilica authorized software design center. P-Product has expert knowledge of Xtensa and LTE applications.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc. -- the leader in customizable dataplane processors -- is a semiconductor IP licensor recognized by the Gartner Group as the fastest growing semiconductor IP supplier in 2008. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of CPUs and DSPs while delivering 10-to-100-times the performance because they can be customized using Tensilica's automated design tools to meet specific dataplane performance targets. Tensilica's DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and five out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including digital TV, Blu-ray Disc players, broadband set top boxes and portable media players), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit

Editors' Notes:

--  Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica
    Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are trademarks
    and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
--  Tensilica's announced licensees include:  ADDMM, Afa Technologies,
    ALPS, Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay
    Microsystems, Blue Wonder, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, CMC
    Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, DS2, EE Solutions,
    Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Fujitsu
    Microelectronics Ltd., HiSilicon division of Huawei, Hudson Soft,
    iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, IDT, Intel, Juniper Networks,
    LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, NEC Laboratories
    America, NEC Corporation, Neterion, Nethra Imaging, Nippon Telephone
    and Telegraph (NTT), NuFront, NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.,
    Panasonic Mobile, Penstar, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies,
    PowerLayer Microsystems, Samsung, SiBEAM, Sony, STMicroelectronics,
    Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, UpZide, Valens
    Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), WiLinx,
    and XM Radio.

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